The MHA and the Michigan Health Council announced two offerings as means for strengthening the nursing workforce.
The Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA) is designed to expand the pool of nurses involved in educating the next generation of nurses and to increase nursing school enrollments. The CFA is a virtual training program preparing nurses for the role of clinical instructors. The interactive training materials are based on adult learning theory, have been piloted and critically reviewed, and are consistent with National League of Nursing clinical competencies. A nurse with a baccalaureate degree is eligible to complete the CFA to become a clinical instructor.
The Nurse Preceptor Academy (NPA) is a virtual training program for nurses and allied health professionals. The program teaches participants to acclimate new nurses, students and employees to the rigors of the hospital environment and validate competence, often resulting in reduced attrition. Nurses learn at their own pace.
The CFA and the NPA are complimentary, all-inclusive, turnkey programs. To learn more about these offerings, contact Ana Hornburg at the Michigan Health Council. Members with questions may contact Erin Steward at the MHA.